For Immediate Release

Artisans of Leisure: 10 Years of Exclusive, Authentic Travel

Luxury travel company celebrates a decade of providing private, insider tours around the world

New York, NY, June 18, 2013 – New York-based luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure is celebrating a decade as the go-to travel company for affluent, sophisticated travelers.

Founded in 2003, the company has always been an innovator:

“We are proud that most of our travelers become devoted, repeat clients. They value our creative itineraries, personalized service and deep knowledge of each destination,” said Ashley Isaacs Ganz, founder of Artisans of Leisure. “We look forward to continuing to lead the way in luxury travel and to opening doors for travelers around the world.”


Favorite Insider Experiences
Artisans of Leisure organizes exclusive experiences in more than 50 countries. Favorite insider experiences include:

Argentina – private boat charters in Patagonia
Australia – helicopter charter to remote Aboriginal rock art sites
Austria – tours of Vienna’s top museums with an art expert
Baltics – luxurious overland tours including upscale, historic manors in the countryside
Belgium – private Art Nouveau architecture tours
Bhutan – archery lessons with a national champion
Botswana – private walking tours with San Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert
Cambodia – romantic candlelit dinners at remote temples
Chile – wine tastings with winery owners
China – learning about traditional Chinese healing practices and beliefs
Czech Republic – meetings with master beer brewers
Dubai & the UAE – private lessons in falconry
Ecuador & the Galapagos – private boat charters through the Galapagos Islands
Egypt – exclusive access to private tombs along the Nile River
England – private VIP tours of the Harry Potter Studios London
France – behind-the-scenes tours of top fashion houses
Germany – art and architecture tours of Berlin
Greece – private cooking classes in Crete
Holland – access to private gardens and tours with garden experts
Hungary – tours with Jewish history experts
India – private yoga lessons with yoga masters
Indonesia – private tours of villages to participate in festivals and visit homes
Israel – food, shopping and architecture tours in Tel Aviv
Italy – private tours of the Vatican
Japan – behind-the-scenes visits to sumo stables to watch sumo wrestlers train
Jordan – touring the ruins of Petra with an archaeologist
Kenya – visiting a chimpanzee sanctuary
Laos – weaving classes with traditional artisans
Lebanon – private cooking classes in Beirut
Malaysia – family kayaking tours through mangroves
Mexico – private tasting tours in Mexico City
Morocco – stays at an exclusive private tented camp among the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert
Myanmar (Burma) – private lacquerware-making lessons in Bagan
Nepal – Buddhist thangka painting workshops
New Zealand – private helicopter tours of Milford Sound, including landing on a glacier
Oman – stays at an exclusive mobile tented camp in the Wahiba Sands
Peru – private hiking day tours in the Sacred Valley
Poland – private tours of ancient synagogues and the Jewish ghetto in Krakow
Portugal – private boat rides on the Douro River with Port wine tastings
Russia – access to private rooms and private art collections at historic palaces in St. Petersburg
Scotland – private tours of Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed buildings
Singapore – private foodies tours through hawker stalls and markets
South Africa – meeting with archaeologists in the Cradle of Humankind
South Korea – learning about (and dining on) vegetarian Buddhist temple cuisine
Spain – cooking classes at a private gastronomic society in the Basque region
Switzerland – private chocolate-making lessons
Tanzania – family activities on local farms and at coffee plantations
Thailand – private, hands-on elephant training experiences at a conservation camp
Turkey – gourmet dinner during a private boat cruise on the Bosphorus
Vietnam – private dinner concerts at the homes of renowned musicians
Zambia – private flights over Victoria Falls


For additional information and details about Artisans of Leisure tours, please call (800) 214-8144 or +1 (212) 243-3239.

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